6-24-09 Like a bear awaking in the spring, I am back to growl about a serious problem I see brewing.
Obama, for example, is proving to be one of the most dangerous and incompetent presidents we've ever had at a time when we need the brilliance of a Ronald Reagan or a George Washington. And before I get castigated as being a narrow-minded, biased, racist Republican (oh, I forgot "ultra, extreme, right-wing"), let me say that this is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue. Most Republicans in Congress with any power at all are sounding rather wimpy and contrived to me. This concerns the safety and freedom of our country, as well as the world.
What bothers me is that Obama is asked question after question about the Iranian bloodshed and our stand on the issue and HE CAN'T ANSWER A SINGLE DAMN QUESTION!!! Does he really know where he stands? Does he know what would be best for America? Evidently not. And in case you think I'm making this up with my ultra, extreme, Republican blinders on, observe an article AP vomited out to the public yesterday.
"Obama Condemns Violence Against Iran Protesters" is the courageous title(and an outright lie) they give the article. White House Correspondent Jennifer Loven, writes, "Dramatically hardening the U.S. reaction to Iran's disputed elections and bloody aftermath, President Barack Obama condemned the violence against protesters Tuesday and lent his strongest support yet to their accusations the hardline victory was a fraud."
Wow! Sounds good, doesn't it? Loven goes on to write: "Obama, who has been accused by some Republicans of being too timid in his response to events in Iran, declared himself 'appalled and outraged' by the deaths and intimidation in Tehran's streets — and scoffed at suggestions he was toughening his rhetoric in response to the criticism.
"He suggested Iran's leaders will face consequences if they continue 'the threats, the beatings and imprisonments' against protesters. But he repeatedly declined to say what actions the U.S. might take, retaining — for now — the option of pursuing diplomatic engagement with Iran's leaders over its suspected nuclear weapons program."
People have died in Tehran because of the protests! That is much more serious than just threats, beatings, and being thrown in prison! Basically, Ach--whatever his name is, stole the election, is quelling dissent with violence, is openly pursuing a nuclear weapons program to attack the free world, and OBAMA DOESN'T SAY WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO???!!!!
If I were President, I would say, "Iran, stop the violence against your people now or we will bomb your capital. Stop pursuing nuclear weapons or we will follow Israel into Tehran and kill every part of your dictatorial regime and destroy your nuclear arsenal. Oh, and have a nice day."
Loven went on to quote Obama: "'We don't know yet how this thing is going to play out,' the president said. 'It is not too late for the Iranian government to recognize that there is a peaceful path that will lead to stability and legitimacy and prosperity for the Iranian people. We hope they take it.'"
They have not shown any sign of reaching for a "peaceful path." What will we do if Iran does not take that path?
Loven goes on to blather inconsequentials until she gets to this revealing paragraph: "But Obama has been taken to task by some Republicans, accused of being too passive. Even with Iran's blackout of foreign press and attempted communications shutdowns, chaotic images of riot police beating and shooting protesters have seized the world's attention. At least 17 people have been killed."
What if protests in the United States of America resulted in government police killing seventeen people? Would anyone stand by and say, "Let's wait to see what happens first." That's the stance gutless France has always taken, but it's not what strong American presidents do.
And what do the heroic, brave, Republican minority say? If we are to believe Jennifer Loven, she quotes Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as saying: "The president of the United States is supposed to lead the free world, not follow it. He's been timid and passive more than I would like."
More than you would like? Let's just call Obama a gutless, spineless, fence-sitting, spectator who's afraid to challenge someone he emulates and would like to get to know better. I guess that's more than Graham or other Republicans can muster right now. They're as gutless and mealy-mouthed as Obama right now.
We have an opportunity here as Americans to support oppressed people in a dictatorial regime who crave freedom and are not afraid to pursue it, even if it means their death. Our nation's founders did the same thing and suffered for it, but they created in the process a free nation. Don't we want to extend that same freedom to other people around the world willing to die to obtain it? I can't stand idly by and watch these brave protesters be slaughtered for standing up for freedom.
And what did the gutless King Obama have to offer as a plan? Ultra, left-wing, liberal Jennifer Loven writes, "With an array of U.S. sanctions already in place against Iran, there are few options at Obama's disposal other than withdrawing his offer to talk. Regardless, Obama said it's too early for him to be more specific. 'We are going to monitor and see how this plays itself out before we make any judgments about how we proceed,' he said."
In other words, we will do nothing. Many people will die pursuing freedom and democracy in Iran, but the dictator wanna-be Obama says he will "monitor and see how this plays itself out." We should instead be arming for battle and saying, "Yes, we are thrilled you want freedom! We will come help you rid your country of a bloodthirsty dictator!"
We are Americans, not red states or blue states. No one has seceded from the Union! These states are still the United States! As Americans, let's reinforce the freedoms we still enjoy by encouraging oppressed people yearning for that freedom. Let freedom ring!